SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
August 31, 2017
August 31, 2017
Perhaps they could at least ask China to stop the demolitions as a sign of goodwill
August 31, 2017
Young Catholics feel they have been denied their inheritance. Where do they go from here?
August 31, 2017
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August 31, 2017
Venezuela shows what happens when you sacrifice reality to ideology
August 31, 2017
We are a year away from England’s first national Eucharistic congress in more than a decade. In 12 months’ time organisers will be putting the finishing touches to the three-day event in Liverpool. Thousands are expected to attend the Congress Mass in the Echo Arena. Next year’s congress is unlikely to generate the kind of
August 31, 2017
✣ Archbishop: I’d go to jail over confessional seal What happened? In a long-expected announcement, the Vatican has confirmed that Pope Francis will visit Burma and Bangladesh this autumn. Francis will arrive in Burma (the first pope to do so) on November 27, then go to Bangladesh from November 30 to December 2. The visit has
August 31, 2017
✣ Highlights from the week online Kicking the national addiction to rage In his column at CatholicPhilly.com, Archbishop Charles Chaput compared recent political debate in America to the film 28 Days Later, in which a “rage virus … burns through the population like gasoline fire” and leads to social collapse. “We’re not yet tearing at
August 31, 2017
The Diocese of Portsmouth will have 14 seminarians at the start of the new academic year, the highest number in living memory. Fr Gerard Flynn, vocations director for the diocese, thanked people for their prayers and asked that they continue to pray for current seminarians and for more vocations. The men are spread across six
August 31, 2017
The BBC and other textbook providers are repeating baseless “anti-Catholic myths”, an academic has said. David Paton, who holds the chair of Industrial Economics at Nottingham University Business School, made the claim in an article for the Catholic Herald website. Prof Paton said that a “young acquaintance” had told him that “the Catholic Church held
August 31, 2017
The commander of the Swiss Guards has said the elite group sworn to defend the Vatican and the Pope is prepared for a terrorist attack. His remarks came as ISIS released a new video showing its fighters ripping up photographs of Pope Francis and threatening to come to Rome. Christoph Graf told the Swiss Catholic
August 31, 2017
The Nepalese president is expected to approve a bill that will outlaw any attempt to convert someone to a different faith, as well as the “hurting of religious sentiment”. The country’s parliament passed the law, which will effectively ban evangelisation, on August 8 as fears grow of a crackdown on religious minorities. Anyone convicted under
August 31, 2017
The papal nuncio to Switzerland played a crucial role in a plot to stop the Holocaust that may have saved 300,000 lives, a new book will claim. Most historians believe that the Nazis destroyed the death camps to hide the evidence of the millions they slaughtered. But historian and filmmaker Max Wallace believes there is
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